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Tour Highlights

Over 13 stimulating days you will gain access to RaboAgri Finance's leading US client farms; experience cotton production in both irrigated and dryland areas firsthand. You will hear from leading US cotton producers, researchers and industry experts about developments in irrigation techniques, gene technology and the latest in machinery releases.

Our 360˚ insight into the American cotton industry provides an indepth look at the processing, classing and milling operations and will conclude with a visit to the US Cotton Exchange and key cotton retailers in New York. Don't miss this great opportunity to get a global perspective on the cotton industry.

You will learn about:

  • Potential efficiency gains made through gene science, emerging technology and resources management.
  • America’s leading cotton producers and their business operations.
  • Water management and irrigation techniques, use efficiencies and innovations in Nebraska.
  • The US cotton supply chain; who is buying and wearing cotton and what are they looking for from Australian cotton.
  • What the buyers, producers, market analysts and consumers think is the future of cotton.

Tour Dates & Fees


Sunday 28 July 2019 in St Louis, Missouri



Saturday 10 August 2019 in New York City, New York

Tour fee*:

AUD $8,900 per person - single occupancy

AUD $8,150 per person - twin share

(incl taxes)

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*Tour dates are inclusive, the tour will conclude after breakfast on Saturday 10 August.

** Tour fee is per person and includes 13 night’s accommodation and most meals, ground and air transport during the tour, leisure passes/activities, farm tours and industry visits, tour guides and guest speakers.

Please note: International return flights and transfers from Australia to the United States are not included in Tour fee. The itinerary may be subject to change. For example, if anything happens outside of our control. If such a change cannot be avoided, we will organise an alternative arrangement and notify you as soon as possible.

Do you have any questions?

Please contact Shayne Sice, Manager of Knowledge and Networks, Rabobank.

ICE #2 Cotton Report – The Dragon Wears Cotton

ICE #2 Cotton prices peak in May 2018 – Rabobank’s base scenario maintains a bearish short-term outlook into Q4 2018, before prices recover through 2019.

Large market developments lay ahead, including US-China trade tensions, additional Chinese import quotas, and the US crop harvest. Will the US be able to provide enough 2018/19 exports to help satisfy 4% growth in global consumption?

We outline price & fundamental scenarios in the event of both ‘yes’ and ‘no’. Global demand growth is forecast to remain strong through 2018/19 – Rabobank anticipates a new trade landscape and for global trade flows to shift considerably.

Find out more about the report here.

Global Experiences and Networks

As the world’s leading bank for food & agribusiness, Rabobank has networks across the globe. We can open gates into almost any farming community and agribusiness industry.

Rabobank’s knowledge tours focus on learning from farmers and the leading agri firms around the globe – learning firsthand about the innovation and technology driving our sector.

Ask your Rabobank manager today about our Knowledge Tours.